After publishing our recent post on the Esplanade at Aventura, an outdoor shopping center that to the average person could appear to be an expansion of Aventura Mall, the Big Bubble got an earful from various public relations representatives about how, in fact, the Esplanade is in fact no way connected with the mall, and is merely "near" it. So, the Big Bubble went back to take another look.
Aventura Mall's new Esplanade wing, which is basically a modernist outdoor village of shopping, is almost done, and the first section, a big two-level restaurant named Joey Aventura, opened about a month ago, along with a bit of the pedestrian promenade, but sadly no shops as of yet.
Back in September, we reported that the Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach would open in late 2019. Well, guess what? 2019 has practically come and gone, and although construction at the hotel is on the home stretch, it still hasn't opened. The latest word from the hotel's publicist is that a tentative January 27th opening date has been set.
The Fairchild Coconut Grove, the boutique luxury building in Coconut Grove designed by Max Strang, is racing toward completion, as can be seen in new construction photos. and is 80% sold out, with over $80 million in sales and 5 units remaining, according to brokerage One Sotheby's.
Officially called "Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach," the new hotel on the corner of Alton Road and the Collins Canal, overlooking Dade Boulevard in Miami Beach, has announced they are opening "late 2019" as construction workers hustle to finish the job. The hotel is hedging its bets, however, and only taking reservations for April 2020 and later.
Monad Terrace, famed French architect Jean Nouvel's first project in Miami, has just topped off, and the Big Bubble got a hard hat tour of the boutique luxury condo project's construction site with architect Kobi Karp, who collaborated with Nouvel on the project. Check it out, below.
Eighty Seven Park, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, one of the biggest names in architecture, has topped off at the eighteenth floor and sold more than 80% of its 66 units. The developer, Terra Group, plans to have it done late next year.
Construction at Miami Worldcenter, the second largest urban project under development in the United States, is marching right on toward completion in about 2021 according to the developers. Right now, with over 800 workers on the job site every day, the enormous 27-acre, 10-block, $2 billion multi-use development has two major elements significantly underway, with other portions of the project coming soon.
Construction is proceeding rapidly at Miami Worldcenter, the $2.7 billion mixed-use megaproject that will finally fill the blighted gap between downtown Miami and the Omni area directly to the north. Spearheaded and master planned by developers Nitin Motwani and Art Falcone, various elements of Miami Worldcenter are being built either by them or other developers, and the first part of the massive development will be completed before the end of the year.
The Yotel hotel chain is known for its amenities that combine futuristic technology with a certain amount of cuteness. YotelPad Miami, a combo hotel/residential Yotel under construction just introduced its own techy thing: three robot butlers named Lulu.